§ Mr. DELANY
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he could say if any statutory obligations were imposed on the Great Southern and Western Railway Company, Ireland, when compulsory powers were granted to them for the erection of the line between Ballybrophy. Queen's County, and Roscrea, to provide a station at Borris-in-Ossory; is he aware that sufficient land was taken to provide station accommodation, that the land is now derelict; and whether, as the traders of Borris-in-Ossory are placed at a disadvantage in having to cart goods from Ballybrophy, a distance of four miles, he will represent to the company the desirability of providing a station for their accommodation?
§ Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON
So far as the Board of Trade are aware, there is no statutory obligation on the railway company to provide a station at Borris-in-Ossory. A copy of the hon. Member's question was forwarded to the company for their observations, and I have received a reply to the effect that the question of providing a station has been considered from time to time, but the company regret 829W that the circumstances are not such as would warrant them in incurring the necessary expense.